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Lot 34: J.M. PROCTOR (DATES UNKNOWN). TASMANIAN RAILWAYS / THE HOLIDAY RESORT OF AUSTRALIA. 1905. 45x35 inches, 115x89 cm. "The Examiner" and "
27 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
J.M. PROCTOR (DATES UNKNOWN) TASMANIAN RAILWAYS / THE HOLIDAY RESORT OF AUSTRALIA. 1905.
45 1/2x35 1/4 inches, 115 1/2x89 1/2 cm. "The Examiner" and "Weekly Courier" Offices, Launceston, Tasmania.
Condition B+: repaired tears, minor restored losses, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds.
An early and exceptional poster promoting travel to Tasmania. Combining lithography and photography, the image is a series of vignettes surrounding a map of the island. With images of transportation, scenic marvels and some cosmopolitan elements of the island, the poster serves as a visual legend, in that the depicted natural wonders correspond to numbers on the map itself. rare.